[REVIEW] New 2018 Mamonde Camellia Antiaging Flower Lab Essence Mask

Mamonde Camellia Antiaging Flower Lab Essence Mask Review

Mamonde Camellia Antiaging Flower Lab Essence Mask Review:

Mamonde (which I love) released a bunch of new mask sheets (which we all love) and they are based on flowers (love) and their essences (aaaah) to make it even stronger and more effective. The design is also pretty enough, and I’m very excited! The first one I decided to try was the Camellia one – but not because of the flower, because of the characteristics and claims instead.

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[REVIEW] Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF35 PA+++

Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF35 PA+++ Review

Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF35 PA+++ Review:

Sunscreen is the most vital part of a skincare routine, isn’t it? Not only it is one of the most effective methods of anti-aging, it also prevents the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation. Innisfree is a popular brand that I personally like a lot. I have previously tried several of their products before and not only they are inexpensive, they’re also effective.

They released a while ago a new line of sunscreens, hoping they would be as good as the previous ones I’ve tried from the brand, I bought the No Sebum version. No Sebum, you say? We’ll see that.

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[REVIEW] By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water Review

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water Review:

When talking about exfoliating toners, Pixi Glow Tonic would first come to mind, as it is one of the earlier ones to emerge and quickly became a cult favourite. Then came The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, at a fraction of Pixi Glow Tonic price and with a bigger volume. What these two have in common is that both contain glycolic acid, which has the smallest acid molecule and can be irritating to sensitive skin folks.

By Wishtrend then has came up their own gentle exfoliating toner targeted for sensitive skin, which is the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water. Mandelic acid has the largest molecule structure therefore it is the least to cause irritation because it penetrates the skin more slowly than glycolic acid. It also has anti-bacterial properties, which can help with inflammatory acnes.

I have tried both Pixi Glow Tonic and The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. I really enjoy the one from The Ordinary, but not so much with Pixi Glow Tonic. I like having an exfoliating toner in my routine, so when I saw By Wishtrend launched this product I thought of trying it to see how it compares to the previous two that I have used.

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[REVIEW] Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask Review

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask was purchased by Cosme Perks.

It is my first mask from this luxury brand, Sulwhasoo. Well, who doesn’t know Sulwhasoo? This Korean premium brand is well known for its high performance skincare products using all natural ginseng and herbal ingredients. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask itself is very popular on some beauty forums in my country (the First Care Activating Serum is also said to be a best-selling product from this brand). Almost all (or maybe all) of the reviewers give this mask a high rating. And I was so lucky to get a chance to test it by myself. Curiously, why a lot of people like this mask, I was so excited to give it a try.

The interesting claim from this Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask is about the JAUM Balancing Complex™, which is designed to improve skin balance. I guess I need to try this formula since I have an oily-combi skin. I have very dry patches on cheek area but my T-zone is very oily. Yes, I need to balance it, right? They also claim the essence of this mask was made by precious Korean herbal ingredients, and we all know that mostly Korean herbal products work very very well. But, is that true? Do not waste our time and let’s find out if I agree with those reviewers who give it a high score, or otherwise?

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[REVIEW] Biore UV Nobi-nobi Kids Milk Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

Biore UV Nobi-nobi Kids Milk SPF50+ PA++++ Review

Biore UV Nobi-nobi Kids Milk SPF50+ PA++++ Review:

Another sunscreen I managed to pick up via my friend when she was visiting Japan, and one I’ve been meaning to try as well due to its alcohol-free status. Although being marketed primarily as a kids’ sunscreen, that did not deter me – instead, I felt it even more of a safer option for my sensitive skin type! Let’s see how it fairs.

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[REVIEW] Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence

Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence Review

Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence Review:

First treatment essences (FTE/s) sounded like miracle workers, at least from other people’s reviews. So, I really wanted to try one, and because there were so many I decided to try one from Mizon. Why Mizon? Because it had a high percentage of the galactomyces ferment filtrate and the price seemed reasonable too. I hadn’t tried many FTEs before this one, so I didn’t really know how to judge it from the ingredient list. The fact that it didn’t contain triethanolamine was also another reason I decided to choose this FTE over some others.

Since I hadn’t yet had the chance to try many products from Mizon, this seemed to be a good time to try out some Mizon products, so I could get an idea of whether I liked their products or not. Also Mizon seemed to be a brand that a lot of people liked, and so seemed like a trustworthy brand to try out.

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[REVIEW] MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Gel Review

MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Gel Review:

I have always been keen on searching and testing for new products that contain innovative formulation and that works. My journey to find the holy grail sunscreen has not yet ended. I am still looking for my muse, my force and my inspiration to remind me that I need to protect the skin from the UV rays.

In mid of 2017, I found out that Make P:rem released a new sun care range: “UV Defense me. Blue ray”. This time the range offers 3 different sunscreens with different names. (I supposed it is because of the texture of the products) We have Blue ray sun gel/cream/fluid. The products became virally common in Korea.

Brief about the product: Released around April, 2017, this sun gel claims that it can reduces the effect of IR. There has been yet any IR filter to block the radiation from damaging the skin, but what this product do is to bring the skin’s surface temperature by up to 4.7ºC. I will talk more about this in my detailed review

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[REVIEW] OMI Menturm Sun Bears Strong Super Plus SPF50+/PA++++

OMI Menturm Sun Bears Strong Super Plus SPF50+ PA++++ Review

OMI Menturm Sun Bears Strong Super Plus SPF50+/PA++++ Review:

After seeing this sunscreen float around the AsianBeauty sub-reddit and various beauty blogs, when my friend visited Japan for a bit, I almost immediately jumped at the opportunity when I saw it on a hugely discounted price in the store based on my friend’s window shopping pictures. A cheapskate, I definitely am, haha.

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[REVIEW] Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++

Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ Review

Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ Review:

I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Etude House products, and they remain (as previously mentioned) one of my favourite Korean brands. I know a lot of people dislike their products, but for me their products tend to be inexpensive ones that don’t irritate my skin and generally work out okay. Last summer I was on the hunt for a way to reapply sun screen during the day, because I live in a country with extreme UV rays (all year round) where it’s possible to get sunburnt in ten minutes. Because I am unable to tan, and also have mild rosacea which means I should use sun screen every day and avoid the sun. These issues or factors made me want to have some way to reapply sunscreen over bb cream during the bright sunny summer days. But even people who can tan, should avoid some sun exposure because the UV rays can cause both skin cancer and age our skin.

So, when Etude House released this sun screen cushion designed to be applied over make up, I found myself unable to resist ordering one. While it has different sun screen filters than I usually prefer, I felt that was okay because it’s designed to go over a bb cream or foundation and it won’t be directly in contact with my skin. For once I didn’t buy this for the packaging either, because to be honest I’m not a huge fan of the striped design, but the design doesn’t matter for sunscreen, after all.

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